About Saint Mary's

Quick Facts

Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. A vibrant and culturally diverse community, Saint Mary’s lets students experience the world, all in one city block.

Globally Connected

Proud to be a national leader in international and intercultural.

  • 29% of students are international, hailing from 119 countries
  • Partnerships with 40 institutions in 25 countries
  • Exchange programs and learning opportunities in China, Gambia, Ireland and beyond

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We mentor and develop innovators and entrepreneurs in every discipline.

  • Saint Mary's Sobey School of Business is a national leader in business education.
  • Cutting-edge academic and community programs
    • Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • M.Sc. in Computing & Data Analytics
    • Only Canadian university to offer BA in Entrepreneurship
    • Saint Mary’s Business Development Centre programs and entrepreneurial support

Urban, Mid-Sized University

Select, high-quality programs in Arts, Science, Business, Education, and Graduate Studies and Research.

  • Average introductory class size is 40 students
  • 7,000 full-time and part-time students
  • 1,500 degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded each year
  • More than 50,000 alumni worldwide
  • $6.3 million in scholarships and bursaries

Research Leaders

Working together to take on global challenges.

  • 26 diverse PhD and Masters programs
  • Home to 9 research chairs
  • Placed 35 out of 100+ institutions for the intensity and impact of our research
  • Over $8 million annually from outsides funding sources




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